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Feb 7, 2004 | 11:33 PM EST
  • Daily 3rd Place February 9, 2004

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A corrupt businessman with mafia ties is visited by an unwelcome guest.

Philosophy (do not read until afterwards)-

Whenever I write a story, I always try to throw in little nuances for people to catch. With this tale, however, well... the thing's friggin' loaded, for your viewer enjoyment.

For anyone interested and/or familar with Greek Mythology, the guy that takes Baxter Powell away is the modern day Charon, the ferryman of the dead. If you'll notice, his briefcase bears the insignia of his double hammer.

Also, on the bookshelf are the scales of justice. There's a lot of character blocking (putting people either on the left of the right of someone or something to resemble either the noble or the ignoble character). He pulls up in a limo (the ferry of the roads). The dialogue also contains many little subtlties for you to goggle over.

Anywho, that's all I have for now.

Reviews


shane5t5l5hshane5t5l5h

Rated 4 / 5 stars February 8, 2004

i liked it but....

i liked this short film...very erie but true message. but a couple of times the sound wasn't right and the animation was choppy(heads vanishing sentences being cut off) but i thought this was really good.


SketchMichaels responds:

I didn't know any heads were vanishing... yikes. I'll go back and look into it. Thanks for the tip.

And the one guy's supposed to be cut off. :) Thanks for the review


NXXcdoNXXcdo

Rated 4 / 5 stars February 8, 2004

Very well done...

You are a really good artist. However, some of the tweens didn't look right (personally, I'm not a fan of tweens anyway, but I'm not an animator, so I'm not complaining). When the man was walking away from the desk, I could see that his lower half was missing. There are a few others I spotted like that: floating arms, etc... I would've given you a 10 on graphics if it wasn't for that. Also, the sound was very muffled-sounding. You need to use a filter. Other than that, it was a great movie and I really enjoyed watching it. I'm looking forward to more.


SketchMichaels responds:

Whoops. Thanks for pointing that out! I think, for my next project, I'm going to get some voice actors with better mics than my own; character dialogue always seems to be a problem for me. :/

Thanks for the constructive review!


Chris-LionheartChris-Lionheart

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars February 8, 2004

Neat

I thought it was really well done... No clue this movie is under review though.


SketchMichaels responds:

Thanks for the review. It's well-received, so far :)


PROBE-GTPROBE-GT

Rated 4 / 5 stars February 8, 2004

Very well done

This is the first thing that I haven't blammed in the past 2 days. U got a 5, finally something worth watching, plus u used one of my fave songs from the portal. Voice quality would be my only small complaint. Keep it up ! Do some mafia based stuff ... not enuff of that here... we're feeling left out :)


SketchMichaels responds:

I appreciate it. I think it is a wise idea for me to invest in voice actors for the next one, as everyone seems to be having troubles with the way they are now. Sorry about that. Thanks for the review!


AppaletAppalet

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars February 7, 2004

..Wow.

Very nice. It has an interesting twist at the end, and I enjoyed that. Just really interesting. The quality of the voices need more work, but other then that, the quality of the flah was great. I hope to see more of your work in the future.


SketchMichaels responds:

Thanks for the great review, I appreciate it.